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Asaram bapu rape witness murder case: CBI begins probe

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government had on July 24 recommended a CBI probe into the murder of Gupta in a rape case against Asaram,
Self-styled rape accused godman Asaram 

Self-styled rape accused godman Asaram

Self-styled rape accused godman Asaram PTI

CBI has begun probe into the murder of a prime witness in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, and got all documents from the local police here.

According to SHO of Newmandi police station AK Singh, all papers in connection with the Akhil Gupta murder case were handed over to the CBI on Friday. The Uttar Pradesh government had on July 24 recommended a CBI probe into the murder of Gupta in a rape case against Asaram.

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35-year-old Akhil was shot at by unidentified persons on January 11 this year. Subsequently, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. He was a cook and personal aide of 74-year-old Asaram, who has been in jail since August, 2013, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

with PTI

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